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Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), commonly known as the rugose spiraling whitefly (RSW), is an invasive pest on coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L) in southern parts of India. To minimize crop losses, we currently employ a biological control agent, i.e., Mallada desjardinsi (Navas), which is an entomophagous predator for RSW. This voracious feeding predator belongs to the Chrysopidae family. However, under natural conditions, Mallada desjardinsi faces severe parasitoiddoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-564661/v1 fatcat:fuhjjkv6qzhxjddtwv6rzsukvi